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The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Weight Loss

Most quick cardio regimens for weight loss involve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves you gasping for air. And while they’re …

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5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

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Lose Weight at Home With These 10 Bodyweight Moves

If you're looking for a way to tone and shape your body with minimal equipment, body weight exercises are a great way to trim inches and help you lose weight. Using gravity and your body's natural resistance, you can kick up your metabolism by adding muscle in all the right places.<p>You want to make …

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The 16 Best Bodyweight Squat Variations For the Ultimate Booty Burn

No barbell? No dumbbells? No problem! You can still tone your legs and booty with the ultimate bodyweight move: the squat. Try these variations to up your booty gains.<p>Begin with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and toes pointed slightly outward.<br>• Keeping your weight in your heels, sit …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Exercises to Help Reveal Your 6-Pack

Your six-pack is on its way! The important thing to remember is that, as Jillian Michaels has said, "You can't spot-reduce fat." You need to lose overall body fat to reduce your belly fat so you can show off your amazing abs. You can do this through diet and cardio, specifically HIIT workouts. …

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You Don't Need Weights to Tone Your Arms — Here's a Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Give the dumbbells a break, and fire up your arms with this strengthening bodyweight workout. You'll get a quick and effective sweat sesh in with this arm-centric workout targeting your biceps, triceps, shoulders, and chest.<p>The Workout<p>Before you get started, be sure to do a warmup. Moves like plank …

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The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

3 Stretches That Un-Slouch Your Back—All You Need Is A Doorway

Are you sitting up straight right now? You probably are now that I reminded you. Sitting at a desk or hunching over a computer all day is horrible for your neck, back, and overall posture. If you feel tight in your chest and shoulders, do this series of stretches a few times a week to loosen up. …

7 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

Jenna Wolfe’s Camera-Ready Routine<p>As a longtime <i>Today Show</i> fitness correspondent and author of the new book <i>Thinner in 30</i>, Jenna Wolfe spends a ton of …

The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

Try This Fun HIIT Workout to Get Fit and Increase Your Endurance

High intensity interval workouts, also known as HIIT, raise your heart rate with short bursts of intense movements. You’ll engage every muscle in …

The Top Places to Visit in the Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is best known for its Medieval and Renaissance cities and its culinary traditions. While many travelers pass …

If You Want to Get Rid of Fat, You've Got to Do These Exercises

There isn't one best way to lose fat, but we do know that lifting heavy weights and doing compound exercises (where multiple muscle groups are working at once) are great ways to burn fat and build muscle. If your goal is to lean out and get rid of stubborn fat, implement these 15 exercises into …

5 kettlebell moves for a seriously strong core

You <i>might</i> be sick of trainers telling you how important core strength is…but they can’t stop because it really is incredibly crucial, says Kettlebell …

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Milan city guide: the best things to see and do, cheap hotels and restaurants you won't want to miss

If it's a glamorous city break you're after, then Milan needs to go on your bucket list right now.<p>Packed with art, fashion, history and mouthwatering …

These 15 Weightlifting Workouts Are Exactly What You Need to Shed Fat and Get Strong

Weightlifting on the regular burns fat, speeds up your metabolism, and gets you super strong. It almost sounds too good to be true, but it's not! All you have to do is put in the hard work. We rounded up some of our favorite weightlifting workouts, and whether you're a beginner or an expert, …

Beyond Sea Views, What to Explore While Visiting the Amalfi Coast

From Cuba, I set off to Rome for a fitting with Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino for my ensemble for the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan. I stayed in high style at the Fendi Suites in the heart of town, in a room with a view to the Spanish Steps that was glamorously appointed by the …

The Zero-Equipment Ab Workout Carrie Underwood's Trainer Swears By

Warmer weather on the horizon means fewer layers and more excuses to show off your summer body. To work toward your health goals, you'll want to take …

9 Romantic Under-the-Radar Honeymoon Destinations to Book Now

Throughout the hectic haul of wedding planning, you might be clinging to daydreams of a romantic honeymoon in paradise. And while a private island sounds great (and a six-month trip around the world sounds even better), after a pricey wedding, a budget-friendly honeymoon is a must. But can you find …

5 Must-Do Pilates Moves for a Great Butt

In Pilates, there are many butt exercises that lift, tone, and sculpt your backside, but they do so much more. As with most Pilates exercises, these …

Florence Renaissance: How to Experience the Historic City Now

Florence, Italy is having something of a renaissance right now. With the opening of Gucci Garden, and jewelry designers such as Temple St. Clair opting to set up shop in historic locations like the Ponte Vecchio, there’s never been a better time to visit. Even on a more foundational level, the city …

Who Is John Harrison? Why Google Is Celebrating the English Clockmaker

English clockmaker John Harrison revolutionized long distance seafaring in the 18th century, solving the problem of calculating longitude at sea and …

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

32 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

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6 Plyometric Exercises for a No-Running Cardio Workout

No running, no problem. Try these full-body exercises that challenge your stamina and core strength so you can fit in cardio without putting in major …

Siachen in 1930, long before it became the world’s highest battlefield

<i>The 72 km long Siachen glacier, in the East Karakoram is one of the longest</i> <i>glaciers in the Himalayas. It has a number of peaks, several side valleys and at its</i> <i>head lies the Indira Col, the divide between south and central Asia. The Nubra</i> <i>river drains the glacier and ultimately joins the Shyok river</i> …

The Transformative Promise of Pope Francis, Five Years On

It has been five years since Jorge Mario Bergoglio ascended to the papacy, and the press is full of positive assessments. The Pope’s observers note that he represents good P.R. for the Catholic Church (selfies with young people); that he has taken on the bureaucracy of the Curia and cleaned up the …

Quick Core Workout Routine

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

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5 Tips for a Luxury Trip to Rome for Less

A visit to the Eternal City with all the bells and whistles doesn’t have to put a big dent in your wallet, says Simone Amorico, a native Roman and a co-owner of Access Italy, a company that sells luxury trips to Italy.<p>“If you know where to stay, dine and shop and when to visit, you can come to Rome …

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